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The Role of Science in Performance

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Sport science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the enhancement of sport performance. This article covers the role of science in sport practice.

Strength Training in Sport Performance

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Strength training is a popular topic in sport performance. This article discusses the role of resistance training means in athlete development.

Multi-Directional Speed for Performance

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Most coaches agree that linear sprinting is a quality that needs to be trained in its own right, yet when change of direction (COD) ability is mentioned, strength training is thought to be able to take care of that, as the characteristics of those qualities are similar. This article covers the unique demands of change of direction tasks.

Velocity-Based Training for Sports

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Velocity-based training has been around for ages. It has long been known that various movement velocities, intensities, and loads produce different physiological adaptations. This article covers some of the principles of velocity-based training.

Coaching Cues in Exercise Instruction

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There’s a lot of sacred cows in the exercise cueing world. This article criticizes some of the universally-accepted coaching points in exercise instruction.

Speed Development for Sports

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“Speed kills” is a common saying in the sport performance field. Due to the time-constrained nature of most sports, velocity is often the show. This article covers how to develop speed.

Periodization for Sport Performance

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Planning, programming, and periodization are terms often used interchangeably. In reality, they are quite different. This article discusses some of the approaches to training periodization.

Position for Exercise Execution

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Position, in the simplest terms, is the location where something has been put. In the biomechanics realm, we can define it as the starting place of the axial skeleton and pelvis. This article covers the relevance of position for exercise execution.

Variable Resistance Methods for Training

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Variable, often called accommodating, resistance involves using special equipment to increase the resistance of the load throughout the range of motion of an exercise. This article covers some of the variable resistance methods commonly used.

Weightlifting for Sport Performance

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“Weightlifting” refers to an Olympic sport, in which the participants compete in two movements – the snatch and the clean & jerk, with the goal to lift as much weight as possible on both of those lifts. This article covers the relevance of weightliting movements for sport performance.

Plyometrics for Sport Performance

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Plyometric exercises are traditionally activities that involve rapid and powerful jumping or hopping motions that are preceded by a preloading countermovement. This article covers the mechanisms behind plyometric training and how to incorporate plyometrics into your training.

Conditioning for Sport Performance

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Conditioning is a measure of how well an athlete is able to meet the energy production demands of their sport. This article covers some of the training methods for energy systems development.

Alternative Approaches in Sport Science Research

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If we lived in an ideal world, all of our training principles would be evidence-based. This is really not the case. This article covers some of the approaches underlying sport science research, along with their limitations.

Principles of Power Development

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Athletes need to be able to produce high levels of power to be successful. This article covers some of the principles of power development.

Injury Risk Management in Performance Sport

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We’ve all encountered injuries in some way, shape, or form. This article will discuss the shortcomings of the traditional approach to injury risk management when applied in a performance setting.

Physiological Basis for Strength and Power Development

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Strength and power are popular terms in the sport performance world. This article provides insight into the underlying physiology of strength and power training.

Exercise Selection for Training

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Selecting tools to help you target your training goals can be an overwhelming experience. This article covers how to simplify exercise selection.

Exercise Order for a Training Session

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A singular training session can be broken down into functional parts to provide for an outline on how to sequence your session. This article covers how to order exercises to get the most out of your training.

Physics for Sport Performance

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Basic principles of physics form the foundation for our everyday lives and activities. This article takes a deep-dive into the physics underpinning sport performance.

Training Principles for Performance

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Solid training principles are what lay a foundation to a training program. This article covers some of the training principles utilized at Jerva Performance.

The First of Many

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Introduction to the blog.